Volunteer Award Winners
The City of Carrollton honored community volunteers for their hard work and dedication at the 12th Annual Citizens’ Evening event held Tuesday, February 26.
Thirteen nominations were received in four different categories for the fourth Annual Carrollton Cares Volunteer Awards: Neighborhood Leadership, Outstanding Community Organization, and Volunteer of the Year facilitated by the City’s Neighborhood Partnership Office, as well as the Jimmy Porter Award facilitated by the Parks & Recreation Department. These awards are designed to recognize individuals, organizations, and leaders who have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional community service to the City of Carrollton and its residents.
Neighborhood Leadership Award Winner
Catherine Carlin is the current Parliamentarian for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Council PTA, which helps each of the 36 PTAs in CFBISD be more successful; the Vice President Field Service for the Texas PTA; and President of the R. L. Turner High School PTSA. Carlin has also been active in the Carrollton Aqua Racers Swim Team, Destination Imagination, R. L. Turner Orchestra Booster Club, and R. L. Turner Swim and Dive Boosters.
Outstanding Community Organization Award Winner
The Carrollton Women’s Club has been operating in Carrollton for nearly a century. The group raises scholarship funds for young women graduating from Carrollton high schools, promotes fellowship, and continually serves the community. Since 1998, $315,800 has been awarded in scholarships to 218 young women. Additionally, $53,964 has been contributed to local charities since 2010, and $36,000 has been given to local high school girls in the last 2 years.
Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
Vivian Trojack is a Youth Services volunteer for the Carrollton Public Library. She assists Library staff with story time for children and on special projects. She is always willing to help others, and her kind spirit and welcoming smile make children and families feel welcome and at ease while visiting the Library.
Jimmy Porter Award Winner
Alan Lewis currently serves as Treasurer for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Soccer Association board, and helps the organization earn money for tournaments, invest wisely, and ensure that all children in Carrollton who want to play soccer have the opportunity to do so in a safe and fun environment. He has also served as the head coach of his son’s soccer team and as assistant coach of his daughter’s team for more than three years.
“The Neighborhood Partnership Office is excited to recognize volunteers who have contributed their time, ideas, and efforts in making our community such a great place,” Community Services Manager Brian Passwaters said. “Carrollton is grateful for the many volunteers whose service enhances the lives of its residents and visitors.”
“Youth sport volunteers play a vital role through their selfless contributions,” said Parks Manager Kim Bybee, Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department. “The values they instill as mentors help kids become leaders for generations to come.”
For more information on how you can get involved with the City’s volunteer needs, visit cityofcarrollton.com/volunteer.